[URBANTH-L]Doubletree San Jose: Union YES! Monterey Hotel Workers Tentative Agreement!

Robert T. O'Brien robrien at temple.edu
Fri Sep 15 17:17:07 EDT 2006

---- Original message ---- Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2006 12:35:12 -
0700 From: "Kelly Dugan" 
<kdugan at unitehere2.org> Subject: Doubletree San Jose: Union 
YES! Monterey Hotel Workers 
Tentative Agreement! To: "'Kelly Dugan'" 
<kdugan at unitehere2.org> 

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The good news continues. 

After months of tough negotiations, UNITEHERE! Local 483, 
the hotel workers Union in Monterey, came to a pending 
agreement with Global Hyatt Corporation on a new 4-year 
contract at 1 a.m. on September 14. The tentative pact, 
which awaits a union membership approval vote on Tuesday, 
averted a strike threat at the Hyatt Regency Monterey and 
Park Hyatt Carmel Highlands during this busy Monterey Jazz 
Festival weekend. The agreement would cover 485 Hyatt 
Corporation hotel workers. 

The tentative agreement includes wage and benefit increases 
totaling over $5 per hour over the course of the 4-year 
contract. A $1 per hour wage increase for non-tipped workers 
proposed in the 4th year of the agreement would be the 
largest annual pay raise in Local 483 history. 

Yesterday, nearly 300 workers at the Doubletree San Jose had 
the opporutunity to choose the Union. Contrast this with our 
3 year fight to organize the Parc-55, the 7 year fight 
to organize the Marriott, and 9 year fight to "re-organize" 
the Sir Francis Drake. This allows us to see that one 
victory leads to another. One day San Francisco settles, the 
next, workers in San Jose have a voice on the job. 
Es mejor vivir con miedo que no vivir por miedo
Robert T. O'Brien 
Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Anthropology 
Temple University 
robrien at temple.edu 

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